Westport Beer Festival

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Lagerinthefront
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Re: Westport Beer Festival

Post by Lagerinthefront » June 8th, 2014, 10:56 am

JeremyDanner wrote:
Lagerinthefront wrote:Very disappointed that the Championship Ale, Saison 2013 and LC4 were gone while Sporting/Boulevard supporters were still in line to be admitted to the venue.
We didn't pour any Love Child No. 4 at all so you didn't miss it. As far as the Championship Ale goes, we poured through 2 cases of 750s right at 6pm. The demand was strong, but interested folks were able to get a 2nd pour.
There were a lot of happy folks...including me. But, with only 2 cases available for a festival crowd (1500?), only about 300 samples of 2-oz were available. 7pm release would have given all of the supporters a chance (20%) to get a sample.
Like I said, I am happy and still love ya'll, just some constructive criticism and an idea.

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Re: Westport Beer Festival

Post by Jake1605 » June 8th, 2014, 3:24 pm

I wish Boulevard brought more too, but we'll see it again. Hopefully at Boulevardia. Thanks for bringing more Foeder Projekt #1 & Saison-Brett, two world class beers. There can never be enough of those. Foeder has evolves so much over the past 7 months or so from when I first tried it, and I was just saying it can't get much better lol.

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Re: Westport Beer Festival

Post by JeremyDanner » June 8th, 2014, 3:53 pm

Lagerinthefront wrote:
JeremyDanner wrote:
Lagerinthefront wrote:Very disappointed that the Championship Ale, Saison 2013 and LC4 were gone while Sporting/Boulevard supporters were still in line to be admitted to the venue.
We didn't pour any Love Child No. 4 at all so you didn't miss it. As far as the Championship Ale goes, we poured through 2 cases of 750s right at 6pm. The demand was strong, but interested folks were able to get a 2nd pour.
There were a lot of happy folks...including me. But, with only 2 cases available for a festival crowd (1500?), only about 300 samples of 2-oz were available. 7pm release would have given all of the supporters a chance (20%) to get a sample.
Like I said, I am happy and still love ya'll, just some constructive criticism and an idea.
I totally understand where you're coming from. I, personally, don't care for timed releases at beer festivals. If I have the beer you're asking for, I want to pour it for you without following an arbitrary rule about what time I'm supposed to pour it. We had so many people asking for Championship Ale at the start of the fest that we decided to open it at 6 at the Sporting KC tent rather than putting it off until 7 or even 8. As far as the amount goes, this beer is so tightly allocated that I wasn't able to liberate much from inventory to use at special events. This next thing I'm going to say is going to come off as insensitive, but please know that's not how I mean it. At beer fests, you don't always get to try every beer you want to taste. That's just how it goes.

I'm not offended by your comments/criticism in the least and I appreciate your honesty. I just want to provide a little insight into how things worked out for the night.
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Re: Westport Beer Festival

Post by Lagerinthefront » June 8th, 2014, 4:55 pm

After everyone gets in the gate is not arbitrary.

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Re: Westport Beer Festival

Post by rendar » June 8th, 2014, 6:22 pm

Didn't the event start at 5?

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Re: Westport Beer Festival

Post by JeremyDanner » June 8th, 2014, 8:11 pm

Lagerinthefront wrote:After everyone gets in the gate is not arbitrary.
I'm sorry. I think you've misunderstood me. I'm saying the whole concept of the timed release seems arbitrary to me. I've been to fests where breweries have beers that are ready/able to be poured, but they won't pour them until 3 hours in or whatever.
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